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're on the "countdown" to the election. we'll give you compelling reasons why you must give president obama another four years. we'll focus on three election topics incredibly important issues that some how failed to make headlines in this brutal campaign. first the war on drugs. ethan nadelman said although obama has been a disappointment in some ways romney would be a disaster in fighting the the war on drugs. then in the aftermath of super storm sandy, climate change. it still has not been a critical part of our political debate. we'll ask josh becker why president obama deserves an a-plus in the way he handled hurricane sandy. and then we weigh in on what to expect if governor romney goes to the white house. we'll bring a look at the tight race with fresh statistics from dave goldberg, and finally jesse jackson why obama's track record is enough to give him a second term. we'll begin with the war on drugs. ethan nadelman wants to legalize marijuana among others things. he has a clear message. take marijuana out of the courts. tax it like other drug and move on. ethan. great to have you on the show.
that happenedded for race relations in america. that faded, it happened a long time ago, and along comes obama, the most liberal candidate on a mar joy party ticket to seek the presidency in the nation's history so, you know, it's a two -for for liberals. they are call him president. we are all back on egg shells again. admittedly, not delicately on those egg shoals. [laughter] thus my introduction. [laughter] i'm going to a debate party tonight, the host, has called me racist pizza debate party because he's having it in his apartment. [applause] apartment. get it? it's an apartment. [laughter] okay, maybe it's not taken as seriously, but it did work in 2008. more white people voted for obama in 2008 than voted for any democratic candidate for president in nearly 40 years, tieded with clinton and incumbent in 1996, and, you know, look at the wonders that produced. as always, white guilt produces only disaster. as it did in new york city, and frankly, as it has with obama. you can see my book, in -- in effect, in last week's debate, that was the first objective test obama faced. for four years,
. in the barrio world, barack obama's policies were better. bill clinton in minnesota yesterday. talking about the global climate change and mitt romney's policies on a bat. we will hear from governor romney. he took a campaign event and made it into an egg acknowledgement of the storm and the victims. james in texas. an independent. caller: good morning. host: caller: good morning i am nearly 70 years old. i saw winterset were colder than normal. warmerwinters that were norma than normal. and i can remember in texas when, i have seen icicles 4 feet long hanging from the rafters and other times where it barely got cold. the earth has a cycle of warming and cooling cycles. one of the problems with sandy to me, they talk about the infrastructure being over, and the subway damage, the worst in 100 years. one of the reasons i think it is aging is because we are paying out so much in pensions and stuff to the union workers like feiu but we cannot afford any other -- money for the infrastructure. how banks that is the topic for the new york times front page. warnings said it could happen here. for n
into the program that president obama is moving forward. i them jerry brown seeps this as the old canoe theory that he's practiced before. i will tell you, i think those vie taupes and a lot of other decisions were all done with an eye toward a coalition for this election. we felt it in sacramento that the governor was making decisions that were trying to set him up with what he thought was the best constituency at the polls. i think the voters have a choice to make about what issue they care most about what they have to mark that ballot on tuesday and i will say if we've looked at the way voter registration has increased, we've seen a lot of voters, we think are young vot voters, and those young voters, they really are a more diverse group ethnically. more diverse financially than a lot of the other voters in california. maybe that includes the latino community, as well. it's a great question. >> belva: well, have any of you heard anything about the attitude of people about the amount of money coming into the state, anybody at the table? >> i know in the presidential ration, this has been a r
at 11:00, it is a mad dash to the finish for president obama and governor romney. we will let you know how the candidates are spending the final days before the election. >>> we will have analysis coming up. >>> and the apple new ipad mini is drawing a mini crowd. i'm bob redell. i'll take you live to los gatos coming up. >>> moving to decision 2012. the sprint to the finish. we are looking at the campaign schedules for president obama and governor romney from now until election day. they are making a mad dash seeking swing state votes. we have tracie potts tracking it all from washington. >> reporter: new this morning, the nation's unemployment rate is 7.9%, up slightly from a month ago as expected although 171,000 jobs were created in october, plus 134,000 not originally reported in september. >> this is a great report. >> it is consistent with the consumer confidence numbers. it illustrates the break we have seen. consumers have been saying we have more jobs and we're feeling better. >> reporter: both candidates land in ohio today. so far here is the travel schedule. governor romney
and where we were see some drizzle. why it's so important >>> president obama is working -- says hurricane sandy will affect over 60 million americans. power outages are long and widespread. scott mcfarlane, where the nightmare storm has arrived. scott? >> on capitol hill a few miles away from president obama and the white house. we can tell you the conditions are deteriorating rapidly. the wind and rain will be picking up. it will get worst. the city right now is on lock down. it is empty. the government is closed. the white house, con congress, federal agents are shut down for business. emergency personnel are working here today. once more, mass transit, train stations are empty. and power outages are looming up to several million people could lose power by midnight. president obama had to campaign the stops in florida and ohio to deal with the emergency. he spoke after a briefing in the white house situation room. transportation room is tied up for a long time. friday, the significant impact for a lot of people in addition to flooding will be getting power back up. we anticipate there a
to the ground and then the hurricane-force winds fanned those flames. well, later today, president obama will tour storm damage in new jersey while mitt romney lets -- gets back on the campaign trail. coming up for you at 7:15, how -- how sandy is affecting the presidential race and why one of mitt romney's prominent supporters is praising president obama. >>> and at ktvu.com. , you can get all of the later -- and at ktvu.com, you can get all of the information about sandy and how you can help the victims. >> they need a lot of help. >> yes. >>> want to check in with sal. see what's happening on the roads. it's gonna be a little different morning, i imagine because of the parade in san francisco. of course a lot more people, a lot of the b.a.r.t. lots are filling up quickly. so just make plans if you are still trying to get to the city. maybe you can get a friend or take the bus to the b.a.r.t. station. we have more people getting in through. i had a friend of mine say, what's going on? why are all of these people going into the city. then i told them why and i told them it would be a bi
. ahead the aftermath of superstorm sandy. president obama took a tour of the damage today. you will get to see some of it as well. >> and we will catch up on the presidential campaign nearing the finish line now with just six days to go. mitt romney pours big bucks into some of the swing states that he may be losing. >>> i'm michael finley. ahead on 7 on your side, the frustration of automatic bill pay. >>> there is a new presidential order today. 15 minute rule for federal agencies to respond to requests for help in new jersey. residents of the jersey shore are have lost their homes and businesses to superstorm sandy. abc 7 news reporter david louie is in the newsroom now with video of the destruction. david? >> superstorm storm sandy has done an estimated $20 billion in property damage, much of it along the new jersey shore. recovery it on the mind of residents but the biggest challenge is where and how to get started. the damage is widespread. the scope of the destruction is best seen from overhead. miles of new jersey shoreline, a summer play ground for generations have been battere
today president obama and republican candidate mitt romney used the numbers to their favor. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney see one number in two very different ways. just listen to their supporters chants. >> four more years, four more years, four more years. >> four more day, four more days, four more days. >> reporter: president obama and his running mate vice president joe biden focused on new jobs added to the economy. >> this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> we created 5.4 million new sector jobs. >> reporter: there are now more workers in america than there were when the president took office in january of 2009. but that includes an increase in the number of people who can only find part time work. mitt romney says look at a different number. >> today we learned that it's actually 7.9% and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> reporter: hiring has barely kept up, and more than 10 million people can't find a job. p
the potential costs of superstorm sandy. back to the campaign, president obama's camp is calling the gop's effort in pennsylvania an act of desperation. but the democrats plan to increase their spending on political ads in the state. reporting live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> support is growing to end california's death penalty. but backers of prop 34 still lack the majority needed to pass it. a new field poll shows 45% of california voters support the measure. that would make life in prison without parole the most severe punishment for state offenders. 38% say they oppose the measure while nearly one in five voters remains undecided. >>> the latest field poll on proposition 30 shows it could still go either way. 48% of voters are in favor governor brown's tax plan. 38% oppose with the rest still undecided. prop 30 would increase the sales tax temporarily and raise income tax for those making more than a quarter million dollars a year. if prop 30 loses, it would trigger deep cuts to public education from elementary school up to universities. >>> a man was killed while walk
] >> tired of barack obama and mitt romney. [ sobbing ] >> that's why you're crying? oh. it will be over soon, abby... okay? ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, serving in afghanistan. >>> it started with a simple c.a.r.e. package sent to a marine captain servin in afghanistan. but it was turned into a pipeline of support for servicemembers overseas. kate kelly reports. >> they were asking for tourniquettes, medical scissors, flashlights. >> reporter: it's not unusual for aaron negherbon to go calls at all hours of the day from the front is lines in afghanistan like the call he got from a marine corps major needing help. >> he said we just got into our base here in afghanistan and half of my unit is coming down ill because there's some type of virus or bacteria. he is on the phone with me. he goes i need 10 pressure washers and i need 2,000 feet of hose. he goes, can you do that? and i said, absolutely. >> reporter: aaron says. equipment was there in a week and so are most of the items that he ships overseas through the nonprofit he founded called troopsdirect. >> a lot of these items simply aren't readily
tuesday. as expected, president obama and governor romney see the report differently. romney calls it stagnation. >> today, we learn that it's actually 7.9%, and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> the republican presidential nominee also says voters will decide next tuesday between what he calls stagnation, and prosperity. >>> president obama is campaigning in in ohio. he says the jokes report shows a pattern -- jobs report shows a pattern of progress. >> our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs, and the companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last 8 month. >> the president said despite another month of job growth, there is still more work to do. and only on 2 tonight, a last look at california voters sentiment towards the presidential race. what is motivating them to vote for or against the candidate, and how the vice presidential picks are impacting votes. >>> we talk a lot about crime in oakland, but oakland is the scene of a huge party on the first friday of eve
saw when he got out to tour the damaged area. he will do the same with president obama. >>> all right, thank you craig. from new jersey we go to our weather center our chief meteorologist. what's the situation now with that massive storm. >> the storm is still massive. the worse is over. that tial surge, the big surf of last night that's when the real problems happen. we're going to see continued sunshine. over the next 24 hours it makes it way into eastern new york. it is massive, it extends from chicago south, northern atlanta, norfolk and maine. look how big that thing is. continued problems especially if you're trying to fly in and out of any of the major hubs out of the united states in the next few hours and into the united states. we'll see you back here in a little bit. >>> despite the extensive damage from sandy the new york stock exchange is set to reopen tomorrow. right now workers are running through an extensive testing of the stock exchange systems in the home that they can flush out any problems. the stock exchange was closed yesterday and today due to that storm. the l
that number could go higher. president obama got an up close look today at the devastation. he toured the jersey shore with republican governor chris christie. reporter kraig boswell joins us live to talk about the long road ahead, and the problems that remain. >> reporter: julie, good evening to you. president obama, governor christy landed just to our north here. we're in north atlantic city along the boardwalk here. the northern part of the boardwalk that is no longer there. the president said help is on the way. they will not rest until everyone has rebuilt. words, optimistic words that people here really needed to hear so they can figure out what to do next. >> catastrophe, it's going to take a long time to recover from it. >> reporter: in some areas, people are able to begin cleaning up. crews are pumping water out of flooded dwellings, and residents are throwing out possessions ruined by the storm. >> i grew up around here, never saw anything like this before. >> reporter: a total of 6 million people are still without power. limited transportation services are causing more hea
of natural causes. he was 47 years old. >>> president obama is conevening a meeting to help those states battered by super storm sandy. the president traveled to hard hit areas on wednesday and today's meeting at the white house includes top aides, the head of fema and by the telephone, the governors of new york, new jersey and connecticut. and in this morning's weekly addressed. the president pledged to help storm victims to rebuild no matter how long it takes. >> as president, i promise them this, your country be there for you for as long as it takes to recover and rebuild. >> following this morning's meeting, they will fan out to tour damaged areas to make sure that necessary resources shall being provided. that includes gasoline because there's a shortage. and the long lines for gas still visible in some states. new jersey is actually rationing gas. >>> some people in new york cheered this morning when the lights came back on. the number of people without power drops from 2.6 million from a high of 8 million. the storm has left 175 people dead, including 106 in the united states. >>>
should be out there on the frontlines. i am disappointed. >> reporter: in hoe obama care en, the national guard is handing out critical supplies. thousands are still without power. heat, food, cash, medicine. the line outside cvs staggering. but lines are the new normal everywhere. >> i was in this line about an hour. people cutting in line. >> reporter: waiting for gas, to charge phones, or just to get around. lines are long, and patience is short. >> waiting to get on buses. >> reporter: it is a nightmare in new york city for some. despite limited subway and mass transit service up and running, it is a super slow go, and thousands have to commute by foot. >> walked across the brooklyn bridge. >> reporter: in manhattan, hundreds of thousands still in the dark, some cold and starving. >> people are dumpster diving, and what they're going after here is the food. >> reporter: it may be days before power is back. >> we have over 100,000 power lines on the ground. >> reporter: across new york's long island, power is out, and patience is running out. >> don't have the transportation out of her
the battle ground states this weekend. president obama was in new hampshire and has only four electoral votes but with a close race those votes could make a difference. mitt romney was in florida which began early voting this weekend. he held rallies in three florida cities telling supporters it's time for a change. >> so that on -- >> supporters of the -- they do four more years, four more years. i like ten more days. i feel better. >> ten days and you will be stepping into a voting booth and making a defining choice about the future of our country. >> and today again is it nine days. we have hurricane sandy heading toward the east coast as we have been talking about both campaigns have been forced to change the travel schedule. romney scrapped a trip to virginia set for today. he will head to ohio. the president planned to head to florida tomorrow but he pushed his trip to tonight to beat the storm. >>> and face the nation will be taking a look at this final stretch before election day. bob schieffer chats with republican senator john mccain and chicago mayor rom emanuel today. big question
obama while 48% say they are voting for his republican challenger mitt romney. >>> your time is 7:03. in overnight news a san francisco apartment fire could have been a lot worse according to neighbors. if one man would have not sumped into action. the fire started at 10:30 last night on balboa street in the richmond district. a man who lives in the building filmed this video. he talked to a neighbor who was fighting the flames with a fire extinguisher before the firefighters arrived. [ inaudible ] >> the firefighters are telling us at least one person has been displaced. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> a man in san jose is very lucky to be alive this morning. thanks to his dog who helped save him from his burning house. fire broke out on ivy creek circle about 9:00 last night. crews say the dog kept barking. woke up the man who then took three of his dogs and then ran out of the house. one of his dogs though did not get out and died in the fire. firefighters are still investigating the cause of the fire. >>> happening now a group of walmart workers are dem
obama is asking people to be patient after the storm blows through. >> even after the storm is over, it's going to take a considerable amount of time for planes, trains and so forth to get back on schedule. >> reporter: andrew cuomo shutting down some of the city's bridges and tunnels and deploying troops for residents in long island. >> as the surge becomes more and more, long island becoming more and more vulnerable. >> despite the danger people are ignoring warnings to evacuate. >> i've never seen anything like this in my life so hopefully we'll be okay. >> reporter: it was just a few hours ago we thought we might be in the clear. then all of a sudden the wind shifted, winds picked up again and this temperature has dropped at least 20 degrees. we're told now that this storm that is combined with two other tomorrows could be combined with three other storms in west virginia. we're live, craig boswell. >>> the u.s. coast guard rescued more than one dozen people after a tall ship sank 90 miles off the coast of north carolina. 14 people were rescued, a 15th was rescued later. the ship's
president barack obama with sandy. >>> let's check in on the morning commute, salt? >> -- sal? >>> most people are using transit and metering lights, some people may be driving and also, it is moving along well if you are driving along interstate 880 and oakland. westbound ever 80, there is a little bit of slow -- 580s there is a little bit of slowed traffic but by the time you reach livermore, it answer out -- it evens out. >>> cloudy overall the temperatures can wait, it is not even moving, this system is slowing down tremendously and that is why the forecast model bridges it in by 5:00 than could be some light rain or drizzle by then. again i think it is too fast. there is a system of that is slowly coming through and there is not enough for me to say let's speed things up. we did one south an advance of this system coming in but where is the rain, we can't pick it up yet, it is close but not there yet and it is a long -- it is a lodge way from getting here. further north better opportunity. it will lift cloudy showers and this is more clouds than anything else and then we get it ou
affect ecthe presidential race. much for you at 7:15, how the storm forced president obama to change his schedule just this morning. >>> 7:0. let's check in with sal. let's see how things are moving this morning. how is 280 looking. it's a little bit slow. had a little bit -- had a little bit of fog out there? it was foggier earlier. the fog is moving around. you can see slow traffic coming up around the corner. also looking at the commute at the bay bridge toll plaza, other busy area. as you can see, westbound is backed up to the maze. a thick monday if you look right there in the middle. i don't know if you can spot it. it is like spotting where's waldo. there a pickup stalled with the flashers on right there in the toll plaza. you can signed of -- you can -- you can kind of see it. it looks like we'll have to get a bridge crew out there. moving on to the peninsula, the traffic moving well on 101 and 280. but the fog is an issue. to talk more about that fog. >> there is a lot to go around, some areas are clear. other areas, is a wall of -- is a wall of fog. sometimes the fog can linger
to the american red cross. >>> four days before election day president obama and mitt romney are campaigning in swing states. cbs reporter danielle nottingham shows us that they have their own spin on the new jobs report. >>> reporter: armed with the latest jobs numbers, president obama and republican rival mitt romney are battling it out over the economy. >> and unless we change course, we may well be looking at another recession. >> we have made real progress. but we are here today because we know we have more work to do. >> reporter: employers added 171,000 jobs in october. but with more americans looking for work, the unemployment rate moved up slightly from 7.8 to 7.9%. romney told voters in wisconsin, he can do better. >> this is not a time for america to settle. >> no. >> we're four days away from a fresh start. >> reporter: in ohio, president obama made the case he is moving the country forward. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering ain't it. >> reporter: ohio could decide who wins the white house. not only are the candidates spending a lot of time there
tape, get resources where they're needed president obama will travel to new jersey wednesday to serve a storm damage. it's part of the american spirit. one of the most amazing stories from the storm was the rescue of a crew stranded 90 mi. out to sea during the storm one of the crew members were from the chicago area we talk with a relative and she joins us now from the low islands. therefore only 14 survivors there were only 14 survivors from the shipwreck. the crew is fine, everybody is safe the feeling right now obviously not so great emotional trauma. 28 year-old drew was one of the 14 crew members sailing from new london connecticut to st. petersburg florida when the ship the hms bounty found itself in trouble the wooden ship built in 1960 took on water after a first pump failed, and then a second one. it was stopped off the coast of north carolina when the super storm was bearing down on them his son was in the water for five-six hours before the coast guard made a very dramatic rescue saving all but two crew members aboard. >> it was a calculated sale they planned the details
obama and mitt romney also can't ignore hurricane sandy. so today marked a brief suspension of the presidential campaign. mr. obama canceled campaigning in florida, wisconsin and flew back to washington to help coordinate the federal hurricane response. mitt romney canceled events in wisconsin and florida. neither campaign wants to appear insensitive with so many americans in harm's way. but the weather delay won't help romney. >> if it benefits anybody, it probably benefits the president because he gets to look presidential because he is the president. he's in charge of the government and in charge of that response. >> romney's campaign is thinking of sending him to new jersey later this week where he could meet with storm victims a with governor chris christie, a romney ally. president obama may sit wisconsin tomorrow. of course, we invite you to stay with nbc bay area news for continuing coverage of the storm sandy. you can always go to nbcbayarea.com for the latest updates. >>> still ahead here at 6:00, the new invention that could prevent some surprising injuries in hos
romo stood out. >> and president obama gets a big endorsement ahead of next week's presidential election. >>> i'm janelle wang. more charges filed in the penn state sex abuse case and it reaches the university's top official and super storm sandy leaves behind a path of destruction. today's heartbreaking discovery in the rubble. "world tonight" is next. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >> hurricane sandy may be gone, but the misery and desperation continues to grow. >> nbc bay area's janelle wang has the latest in our world tonight. >> jessica and raj, today in the rubble crews found the bodies of two young boys ages 2 and 4 who were ripped from their mother's arms on monday. she was driving her kids to a jelte or staten island when a surge of
. president obama is gathering his top aids this morning for a briefing on recovery efforts in the wake of hurricane sandy. they will hold a conference call with state and local lead speakers visit storm damaged areas throughout the region to get a review of the response and make sure resources are being provided. the grim news, the bodies of 102 people have been sound so far, many of them found by national guard drops going door to door on staten island. gas rationing starts today in the face of fuel short answer. people with license plates ending in odd numbers or letters can fell up on odd days. those with even-numbered plates fill up on even days to help homeland security chief she signed a waiver to allow foreign bound ships to deliver gas to ports. they are easing restrictions on what kind of gas can be burned. northern california are sending types to help the east coast recover from the storms. a second pg&e team is on the way to help restore power and coast guard teams have been sent to the region. they will mostly help with the removal of hazardous waste. >>> under the pressure
across the region, and this afternoon president obama heads to new jersey to tour the damage with governor christie. >> here in new york city mayor michael bloomberg says it could be several more days before the subway system is running again, but limited air travel is resuming this morning at jfk international, and at newark airport over in new jersey. the stock exchange is also set to reopen today. those are some hopeful signs, but the challenges are still enormous. let's get right to natalie up in the helicopter over new jersey. natalie? >> reporter: and good morning to you, matt. flying over here and taking a look down at the jersey shoreline it's just absolutely staggering to see what i'm seeing now. you've been talking about the fire that we are over right now in mantoloking, new jersey. this shoreline, as you know, completely devastated. the governor christie saying the shore of his youth is gone. the rides he took his kids on this summer are in the atlantic ocean. this fire, as far as we know, appears to be storm-related, but obviously we cannot confirm that right now
danielle nottingham. >>> reporter: air force one dropped president obama at his first stop green bay. >> hello, wisconsin! >> reporter: after three days off the campaign trail, the president wasted no time confronting mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he's saying he is the candidate of change! well, let me tell ya, wisconsin... we know what change looks like. [ applause and cheers ] >> and what the governor is offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: president obama then jetted to las vegas to deliver his closing argument in another key battleground state. >> it's more than just a choice between two candidates. it's more than just a choice between two parties. you're going to be making a choice between two fundamentally different visions of america. >> reporter: the president will be in eight states before the weekend is over. for both it's a sprint to election day. mitt romney concentrated on virginia thursday. he toned down his speeches after sandy hit but was on the attack again at a rally in the richmond suburbs. >> this is an election where i think we're n
posttracking poll shows 49% of likely voters support president obama. while 48% say they're voting for his republican challenger mitt romney. >>> the candidates returned to the campaign trail this morning after several days off. >> right now we could be putting more people back to work now. fixing roads and bridges, making sure our schools are state of the art. >> reporter: the president is expected to travel nonstop until election day hitting the all important battleground states. he has set to return to ohio tomorrow. >> i'm going to reach across the aisle and meet with democrats who love america just like you love america, and there are good democrats like that. >> romney is expected to attend rallies in ohio and wisconsin tomorrow. >>> president obama received a big endorsement from new york city mayor michael bloomberg. he used this week's storm to highlight the president's warning about global warming. >>> the victim's wife says she still hasn't been allowed to see her husband's body. >> wilbur bartly's family shared photos and put out a plea. >> this is such a sad sad moment. not be
. >>> in florida, half of voters are expected to take advantage of early voting. both president obama and mitt romney are encouraging early voting but where hurricane sandy is going to hit, they are expecting a much lower early voting turnout. >>> both the president and challenger mitt romney are canceling campaign stops in virginia. instead of appearing in virginia. he is headed back to ohio. ho canceled his stops and will also stop in ohio and florida before heading back to the white house to monitor the storm. >> he has led a key role for many years. but this year. typically both democrats and republicans are riding on that decision. both the president and mitt romney are neck and neck and they made more than a dozen stops to the state. >> they have been traveling to the buckeye states to get the last votes. >> this is a big deal. we are not picking a president for four years here. we are choosing a path for this country that will last a generation. >> mitt romney will stay in ohio until tuesday and bill clinton will be in ohio tomorrow afternoon. >>> california voters are tolerant of peopl
president obama took office. friday's enemployment report would be the last one released before next tuesday's election. >>> 7:17. gas prices on the east coast may shoot up because of hurricane sandy if oil production is disrupted. >>> hundreds are jobs are being cut by paypal. the job cuts are coming from that stream lining fort. the company officials say paypal has developed a reputation as a bureaucratic workplace and they are adding that makes it harder to attract and retain the best software engineers and designers. >>> jury selection begins for a san jose elementary school principal accused of failing to report a case of suspected child abuse by a cheecher -- teacher. prosecutors say the prince -- prosecutors say the principal failed to report the teacher's behavior. children started to come forward. that mother alled police and chandler came came forward. the principal faces a misdemeanor charge. >>> a union city woman faces at least 25 years in prison after a jury convicted her of killing michelle le. jurors announced a guilty verdict yesterday against 28- year-old giselle esthat ban
president obama got a firsthand look at the destruction. power conditions are still struggling to get power back on in 13 states two days after sandy tore through the region. cbs reporter alison harmelin is in new jersey where the president promises federal help. >> reporter: good evening. it is nighttime here now but earlier today, it was actually sunny and beautiful here at the jersey shore, which only made it so much more abundantly clear that the devastation to this area is absolutely everywhere. president obama arrived in new jersey for a close-up look at the damage. the president took a chopper tour with governor chris christie over devastated areas of the state where super storm sandy hit with full force. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: record storm surge took out atlantic city's boardwalk. the massive storm surge came up from the ocean and brought the beach into the streets of atlantic city partially burying this car in the sand. the real family came out on bicycles
:00 last night. no suspect information has been released. that investigation continues. >>> president obama is gathering his top aids this morning for a briefing on hurricane sandy's recovery effort. they will hold a conference call with state and local lead speakers visit storm-damaged areas throughout the region to get a review of the response and make sure resources are being provided. the grim news, the bodies of 102 people have been found so far, many by national guard troops going door to door on staten island in new york. gag rationing starts today in face of fuel shortages. people with license plates ending in odd numbers or letters can fill up on odd days, those with even numbered plates fill up on even days. to help, they signed a waiver to allow foreign ships to deliver gas to northeast ports. they are also easing restrictions on what kind of gas can be burned. northern california are sending teams to help with the storm. a second pg&e team is on the way to help restore power. coast guard teams from novato and alameda have been sent and they will help with the removal of hazardou
. they believe the obama administration isn't telling the truth about what happened. the administration has rejected a claim that it failed to swiftly send help. >> federal officials say employees at the massachusetts pharmacy tied to the meningitis outbreak knew that there was contamination but didn't investigate or correct the problem. the fda went through the  compounding center's records and found four dozen reports of potential contamination stretching back to january. steriod injections made by the pharmacy have been tied to the outbreak. 25 people have died and more than 300 have gotten sick. >>> two more chip munks have tested positive for the plague. 38 so far and three squirrels have tested positive. the first case of was found earlier this month, health officials are telling visitors to use caution while at tahoe area parks. rangers are also posting signs in the affected areas. >> city group has fired two analysts for leaking research on facebook before it's ipo. a security regulator in massachusetts said the city broke the law by sending research to tech crunch.com before fa
and volunteered in his campaign and i volunteered in new hampshire for obama and for nusome and lee. i have been on the library commission and i have a public service history in my family. my grandfather used to work for the school board. my dad is on the u.s. supreme court and so i believe that the pinnacle of a person's career is to make an impact on public service and when you see faith in our system of government dropping off a cliff, like it has, going from 80 percent to 20 percent, you see, something is wrong. something is not working. and when you have politics as usual, in sacramento, not being honest, not being transparent, not dealing with the problems and challenges of the future, we say that we have to change that. and so i want to bring that independent perspective, and that personal honesty and that willingness to invest in the things that are important for our future and being able to reform, status quo which is dysfunctional. and so i ask you for your vote, i ask for your support and i ask you to go to www.elect michael bryere.com and we are challenging the politics as usual. so
or relocate, evacuate in stone-- >> on zone a >> president obama is urging the public to heed the warnings and the feist. all public transportation will be suspended tonight with high winds forcing these services to shut down. this is also discouraging residences to go out in the storm. public transit is not the only thing that it is shutting down and even broadway performances until monday have been cancelled. with a dangerous wind and flooding. the statement is that safety is the primary concern. >> a disney cruise ship got a taste of the storm. this is video. massive waves. items were even knocked off the shelves. >> here in the bay iraq the weather is much more attractive with much more nice in their -- bay area. >> temperatures are not as warm with a '60s and '70s. livermore, 78 and more changes by mid-week. to stay with the increasing clouds and wednesday this is halloween. we have increasing clouds to of the day with the chance of rainfall for the evening hours. and even the north bay some lingering showers into thursday. clearing. >> and for the sports fans, three-three, bottom of
it off track just one week before election day. president barack obama has canceled all campaign dates. mitt romney has also reworked his campaign schedule and mitt romney has changed an appearance in ohio this morning from a campaign rally to a storm relief event. >>> time now san francisco police he investigating a homicide in the mission district. police say a young man was shot and died an hour later. it is still not clear what led up to that deadly gunfire. >>> oakland police say a late night san dove ended immediately. they had a report of a man in cans street. no arrests have been made and police have not told us what prompted this accident. >>> antolin garcia-torres was arrested in may in connection to sierra lemar's disappearance. volunteers continue to search for her and even though her body has not been found, antolin garcia-torres faces murder charges. >>> it is the second world series parade for the giants tomorrow. now in 2010, a million people turned out and a lot of preparation may serve you a lot of headaches. you can help folks plan can't you terror. >> if you plan on
shoulder to shoulder against the governor and senator feinstein, against the obama administration who want to put in -- i can tell you what we're going to prevent that from happening. >> gill accuses mcnerny of coming late to that option. >> my opponent never mentioned that word peripheral canal on the floor of congress until summer 201. >> 1 he points to the vote against three free trade agreements. >> that is someone not from here voting against the interest of the district. >> mcnerny says the agreements failed to protect workers.. >> they're allowing conditions for worker that's are unacceptable to americans and american workers and american standards. >> part of the tv advertising he's talking up issues with voters. >> some trade agreements have been hurtful to the country. >> big business interests have been coming in on behalf of ricky gill. gill acknowledges help. these groups move towards competitive races. it's something they decided on their own accord. >> our polls show i have a lead. >> he is the incumbent. his race is likely his to lose but gill is right. money follows close
at president obama and mitt romney's schedules between now and tuesday. they'll be visiting several battleground states, some more than once. only the president will visit nevada and florida. they're trying to win over anyone who is still undecided. cbs 5 political analyst joe tuman says the candidates are going after women in particular. >> and younger women voters, who express a pro-choice attitude, that they're still in indecision about the president. these are people who said they voted for him in 2008, for whom, while they're pro-choice, the economy message that the romney campaign has put out, which means different things to different people, has found some resonance. >> tomorrow, the last unemployment report before the election comes out. he does not believe it will change anyone's mind unless the numbers are hugely different from last week. right now the unemployment rate is 7.8%. >>> a neighborhood in the east bay hills is on the lookout for a deer that someone apparently tried to kill. people in and around campus drive in berkeley hills tell cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook t
the president ahead. that persisted for weeks. tonight barack obama is the favorite. >ovcs5nk you. >> to give you an idea of where the election will be decided took at the -- take a look at the map. red ones for rom nee. pink for leaning for rom fee. there are now eight battle ground states in white. nevada, ohio, and just enough votes to sway the election. i should be a fascinate being election. >> we could have a strong indication of who the next president is going to be before election day. >> outcome could depend how well rg >> wall street prices down, dow jones dropped 139 points today off 250 for the week. nasdaq fell 37. apple took a 20 point plunge. oil stocks suffering, chevron reporting income down 33% it also sold oil and gas at lower prices over the customer. demand so far because of the economy. here is a bay area ipo that did well, restoration hardware opened trading today. it's stock shot up 30%. rh sells upscale furniture and raised $124 million by going public. >> election day may be tuesday. weekend. the outcome of the last washington skins home game predicted the winner cor
rate of 7.9%, both sides are spinning the numbers to their advantage. president obama saying it means the country is heading in the right direction. challenger mitt romney says it is 9 million jobs short of what the president promised. and analysts say they're both right. >> there is no question we've come out of the spring lull where the economy nearly stalled out. and we have apushed further fro that, that is the good news, the bad news is it is still low. >>> and fortunes may rest in ohio, where they will spend days before the election. >>> and a group of bay area residents upset over postal programs, set up a video to catch the criminal. here is nbc bay area jodie hernandez. >> basically, they drive around the neighborhood, they're very quick, in and out. >> reporter: you're looking at evidence gathered as part of operation mail trap. a neighborhood organized sting, set on capturing mail thieves in action. >> we wanted more evidence. we wanted to find out who was doing it. so what we wanted to see, faces, more details about the car. >> reporter: suspecting postal theft in the neig
by bush, carried out by obama and in 2025 automobiles will have 54 miles per gallon if it continue to be enacted. as a matter of fact, romney said he would not, but the savings are just enormous. so it is that, assault weapon, obviously the desert bill, the tahoe bill, and the wetlands in san francisco bay. i get such a kick, phil, when i fly in at what used to be dominant orange ponds at the south end of the bay, is salt ponds, now turning green with wetlands. and i think, you know, i had something to do with this. i put that deal together. >> if you had to vote to take back, which would it be? >> it would be iraq. and i will tell you why. i was on intelligence. i read the classified report twice, the big report. i read the white paper twice. the unclassified report. i listened to speeches by dick cheney, by george bush. i saw the secretary of state come out before the security council of the united nations and say this vile contains biological weapons from mobile biological laps in iraq and i believed them and i believed the intelligence and i voted to go to war
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